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I have changed from using sand/grit to perlite this year and I just wondered what other folk do with their spent compost when it has perlite in it? My old compost from re-potting used to go straight on the compost heap and thence on to the garden. Apart from perlite looking pretty unnatural, I wonder how long it takes to break down? Will it end up in the sea like nurdles? I have a river at the bottom of the garden and a sea loch only a few hundred yards further on. I realise in the great scale of life I'm not talking about tons of the stuff, the only thing I could think of was to pu
Hi everyone, It's about time (well, in a few months, in early spring) to repot my Sarracenia, and I'm wondering what is best to mix with peat: sand or perlite? Did anybody compare these 2? I'm particularly interested in long-term experience, as I don't want to repot too often. Thanks
When dry, is Perlite meant to be almost like polystyrene. I got a bag from here: http://www.greenshorticulture.co.uk/categories/Growing-Media/Growing-Media-Improvers/Perlite/ and even when wet it doesn't seem to be the same texture as the perlite that I know from premixed composts for CPs. Is there actually different types besides sizes out there?